|Character Name||Guardian II|
|Real Name||Heather McNeil Hudson|
|Group Affiliations||Alpha Flight|
|Past Affiliations||Alpha Prime|
|Relatives||Claire McNeil (mother), Becky McNeil (sister), James MacDonald Hudson (Guardian I, husband - Deceased),Ramsey McNeil(father), six unnamed brothers, unnamed girl(child), temporal copy (Active)|
|First Appearance||Uncanny X-Men #139|
Alpha Flight, and in time her Husband's battle-suit. She lead Alpha Flight as Vindicator II, and later as Guardian II. She has lead the team longer than her husband ever did, and brought them closer together making them part of one family. She has proved herself time and time again she is a born leader and without her Alpha Flight would have fallen apart with the death of Guardian. After the reformation of Alpha Flight, Heather once more took on the name of Vindicator, along with a new Battle suit with new powers given to her by Department H. She really did have a great deal of courage wearing the same battle suit that took her husband away from her. Instead of tapping into electromagnetic energies as her previous suit did, this new suit taps into geothermal energies.
For more information, see Vindicator II
Qwrlln manipulation and is able to do his former abilities and more without the suit.
Heather has even been shown to let out a single blast that combined all the various weapon systems together.
Strength: While wearing the Guardian battlesuit, Hudson is able to lift 3.5 tons.
Cybernetic Link-up: Mac with his suit, can use his cybernetic circuitry to tap into the interal systems of many comuter systems, even an alien ship. He hacked into the Plodex ship and gained information from it. While the cybernetic link was established, Guardian was able to continue to multitask on other operations, even noticing areas being blacked out, after after he and Northstar started to destroy the ship. Many years later The Avengers with Iron Man tried to do the same thing but it took them a lot more work and they didn't fully understand how the ship worked.
Durability: The Guardian suit generates a powerful forcefield around the user that dampens inertia and absorbs energy. It has been shown to absorb E-M energies, Klaw's ultrasound attacks, etc. This is performed by rechanneling the extra energy though the power systems and can be sent back to the attacker much stronger than the original attack. The suit is very durable against brute strength, even taking hits from oponents such as Wendigo, Colossus, Wonderman, and Sasquatch with little effect. Wolverine's adamantium claws are also unable to penetrate the shield. Nightcrawler tried to teleport Guardian from the air to the ground, but the electromagnetic battle suit refused to be displaced, and Nightcrawler had to let Guardian go. Nightcrawler refered to trying to telepot Guardian, "like fire through me" and was severly weakened by his failed attempt.
E-M Abilities: Sometimes reffered to as a "cybernetic god" or "artificial Magneto", The Guardian suit has a variety and powerful electro-magnetic abilities. After Mac had come back as a cyborg, he could control and override all electromagnetic frequencies once he had accessed the wavelength. That even included an imposter Dr. Doom's force field, neural patterns, etc. He could manipulate electromagnetic fields in several ways:
- Charged electrostatic particles: Used as another form of a shield, which can be used to dissipate plasma emissions.
- Electromagnetic Barrier: Guardian and Vindicator III [Mac's clone] errected an E-M barrier that was strong enough to contain a nuclear explosion
- Electromagnetic Dispersal Beam: Used as an EMP to shut down a Latverian Freedom Fighter's armor.
- Electromagnetic Field: Used to disrupt neural signals, preventing people from moving
- Invisible Electromagnetic Wall: Used against speedsters, the Guardian suit can make a invisible wall that speedsters will collide into. It knocked out Northstar instantly.
- Neural Frequencies: Once a neural frequency is attained; Mac can actually block telepathic attacks and release those under its control. He can even protect his teammates from further telepathic attacks. He did this against Headlok a West Coast Avengers villain
Wendigo threw one at him. Another test of the weapon capabilities is when Heather used electromagnetic plasma blasts in killing Snowbird in Sasquatch form in one blast. Most impressive yet, in the Qwrlln dimension Alpha Flight and The Avengers were battling a weakened Galactus. Mac had let out a blast that even took down the cosmic being himself, thus putting an end to the battle.
Flare: The Guardian battle suit can cast a bright light that can blind a person much like what Northstar and Aurora are capable of (though to a lesser degree). The full power of the flare was never stated.
Graviton Beam: The suit can lift various objects off the ground without physically by sending an E-M field around the object. This powerful field has caught a car and a school bus in mid-air. People are also suseptable to this form of attack.
Heather used this to trap Gobyln, who was not able to free herself.
Speed: The Guardian suit allows the user to travel speeds of Mach 1, yet has been shown to be able to surpass that. However, perhaps his most spectacular power was his ability to suspend his positioning to the Earth while it literally turned under him, allowing him to travel West at high speed depending on his latitude positioning. With this "shunt" Mac reaches up 18.5 miles per second. Escape velocity [mach 32.7] is 7 miles per second. This power can be used over long distances.
Teleportation: After the upgrade from Qwrlln they put a fail-safe in Mac incase Galactus ever came for them. He was their secret weapon and was instructed to bring various superheroes to battle against the world-eater. He has been shown to teleport 9 people into the dimension where the Qwrlln were hiding.
Tracking Systems: The Guardian suit is equipped with a sophisticated tracking systems, such as: Radar, Sonar, Infrared, Computer projection, Energy patterns, and vapor trail. As well as Heather?s visor displayed maps, GPS, flight path, etc all in her view screen.
Ultrasound Beam: The suit can generate powerful sonic blasts that can cause a target to experience great pain. The sonics can disorient the target and however, if applied for to long can cause long-term damage to the target. This technique severly injuired Wonderman, and even was held back from further damaging him.
Omega Flight, he had to remove it before it exploded. In order to save his wife and himself he activated the suit's fail-safe system and ignited the suit's ultimate expression of its electromagnetic gravitational capabilities. Mac was teleported at faster-than-light-speeds and was thrust into the space-time continuum. He came to rest on Ganymede, the largest of the Jupiter's moons. It not only teleported him millions of miles away, but thousands of years into the past.
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